With top restaurants, renowned cookery schools, great produce and vibrant delis – Ireland is one of Europe’s top gourmet destinations, so why not go on a voyage of discovery to really tickle the taste buds? Explore Ireland’s rich, bounteous larder and discover a raft of excellent fresh produce, glisteningly fresh seafood, and some of the best fine dining in Europe.
Guest post by George Kalka, Fox’s Vice President of Global Client Solutions
Travel disruptions are inevitable. Consider that last year alone there were more than 100 major events (hurricanes, tropical storms, active volcanoes, earthquakes and named winter storms) that impacted travel. According to FlightGlobal, 3.6 million flights were canceled or delayed greater than 30 minutes in 2017. That’s nearly one of every 10 flights globally.
Written by Colleen Alsberg
Fox World Travel Tour Manager
There’s something about Ireland that draws you in. Maybe it’s the relaxing, rolling green hills of the Irish countryside, dotted with sheep and beautiful field rock fences. Maybe it’s the diversity of the scenery, from stately castle ruins, or the stark, desolate Burren or the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Mostly, it’s the Irish people that will guide you to your love of Ireland.
Technology is integral to every part of the traveler journey. Whether it’s booking flights online, viewing your itinerary on a mobile travel app or reading hotel reviews, embracing technology is important. This is where a technology-driven travel management company, like Fox World Travel, excels. Here are key ways Fox stays on top of the trends in travel technology.
With Halloween here, we wanted to highlight some of the globe’s spookiest haunts. If you can’t handle your horror, we suggest you go elsewhere because the places on this list are not for the faint of heart. But, if you find the frightening fabulous, then this list of haunted destinations is for you!
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
This beautiful hotel is nestled amongst the Canadian Rockies and has been serving guests since 1888. While it may look stunning on the inside and out, be wary of what you’ll uncover when you stay here. With such a long history, this hotel has had it’s fair share of haunting stories. Continue reading
Fox World Travel is excited to announce that Stacy Deprey-Purper has joined their organization as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In her role, Deprey-Purper will lead the company’s enterprise marketing efforts and sales strategy across all business units.
Deprey-Purper brings 20 years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry. She has also created several start-up companies and invented patent-pending advertising technology called Geo4WiFi. Collectively, she brings years of experience consulting on strategic marketing initiatives for global brands to Fox World Travel and is enthusiastic about using technology and innovation to drive companies forward.
“We are excited to have Stacy join our Fox Family leading our enterprise sales and marketing efforts” shares Chip Juedes, Fox’s Chief Executive Officer. “Stacy’s experience and passion for building relationships that last a lifetime will help guide our strategy across all business units, continuing our rapid, yet sustainable growth.”
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with both internal and external teams as well as our amazing customers”, states Deprey-Purper, “and continuing the long-standing tradition of innovative excellence at Fox.”
Fox World Travel is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Hilgendorf as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Hilgendorf will oversee the Fox World Travel Information Technology (IT), Application & Product Development, Travel Technology, and Data Analytics teams.
With over 20 years of experience in the IT and professional services industry, Hilgendorf has a broad understanding of today’s technology landscape. He also possesses an intense focus on creating a positive customer experience, which is perfectly inline with Fox World Travel’s customer-centric approach.
“Sam’s constant quest for innovation is sure to enhance our already unrivaled technology teams’ innovative solutions for our customers and associates alike”, states Chip Juedes, Fox World Travel’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are all looking forward to Sam driving our technology roadmap with his unwavering focus on the customer experience, both internal and external, through emerging technology solutions.”
Most recently, Hilgendorf served as Vice President of Advanced Services for OneNeck IT Solutions. His team was accountable for the design and implementation of customer on-premise IT solutions along with cloud migration services. Under his guidance, the team went through a significant transformation, substantially improving their profit margin in under two years. Previously, he was Senior Manager of Professional Services at CDW with accountability for the services portfolio for the Great Plains region and for the Services Product Development Team.
“Fox World Travel’s drive to ensure their customers always have a great travel experience, combined with an inherent passion for technology innovation is something any technology leader would want to be a part of.” says Hilgendorf, “I couldn’t be prouder for the opportunity to serve the Fox family and their customers. I’m looking forward to contributing my capabilities and breadth of knowledge to Fox’s mission of becoming the world’s best travel partner.”
Itineraries to Celebrate
Discover the many regions of the Caribbean, from the sun-drenched beaches in the Eastern Caribbean, to the mysterious Mayan ruins in the West, and colorful coral reefs of the South, with a variety of itineraries from 5-day Getaways to relaxing cruises 10 days or longer, including voyages crossing the Panama Canal!
A Quest to the Galapagos
Celebrity Cruises® transports you on an intimate journey to one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems: the Galápagos Islands. A double UNESCO World Heritage site, these dramatic volcanic islets grant endless entertainment as playful sea lions splash about while iconic blue-footed boobies stand proudly atop blackened rocks. Plus, the recent addition of two ships to the Celebrity Cruises® fleet gives you even more all-inclusive voyages to choose from as we plan your Galapagos cruise.
Fox World Travel is proud to announce the promotion of Jeremy Dyken. In his new role as Director of Application & Product Development, Dyken will continue to oversee and develop innovative, intuitive and intelligent projects with his two decades of technology experience.